OBIEE: Exporting Red Negative Numbers to Excel 2007 Results in These Numbers Being Exported as Text. (Doc ID 1577730.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 to 11.1.1.7.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Export a report with a numeric value to Excel 2007.

If any of these numbers have a specific format, (e.g. to display negative numbers in red), these exported numbers are treated as text in excel. This, in turn, makes it impossible to perform excel calculations on these numbers.

Cause

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